Perfect Woman

You look plump. 
Why don’t you?
Cut down on few things? 
Cut down your weight?
Cut down the carbs?
Cut down the sugar?

Woman,
Have you met these
*Concerned* people?
Often telling you to
Cut down on something.
When the only thing
You need to cut is,

Your connection
With
People
Who tell you 
That

Perfection
Can be measured
Only by the curves 
On your body.
That perfection
Can be measured
By the inches
Of your waist.
That perfection
Can be measured
By the gap
Between your thighs. 

Cut yourself
From the 
Expectation
Of being perfect.

Woman,
It’s time to cut down on something. 
Their opinions.
And their expectations.
Wake.
Breathe.
Survive.
Live.

And let them witness
The perfect woman
In all her glory
Ready to take on 
The chaos
And the world.

 © Apoorva Bora